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ECU Health Travel Staffing Program

ECU Health Travel Staffing Program - Content

A place to call home, even when you’re on the road.

ECU Health is proud to offer the ECU Health Travel Staffing Program, a workforce opportunity that combines the freedom of travel nursing with the stability of a local staff position.

With premium compensation, flexible scheduling and the full support of our mission-driven health care system, we will be your partner in building a career and a life you love.

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Opportunity Details


Opportunity Details


  • Full-time, 13-week assignments
  • Explore all that eastern North Carolina has to offer
  • Opportunity to experience a variety of specialty areas—Medicine, Emergency, Critical Care, Surgery, Operative Services, Oncology, Women's & Children's, Cardiac, Progressive Care (PCU), Behavioral Health and Rehabilitation—at our award-winning facilities


  • Flexible work schedule
  • Opportunity to transition to a long-term position and keep your seniority
  • Unit-specific and float positions are available at each of our facilities—from our academic medical center to our critical access hospitals—based on need

Compensation Package

  • Up to $70/hour base pay
  • Overtime pay (over 40 hours) and holiday pay: 1.5x base hourly rate
  • Stand-by pay: $3.00 per hour
  • Charge/preceptor pay: $2.00 per hour

Travelstaffing - Loving where you work

Loving where you work starts with loving where you live.

Eastern North Carolina is truly spectacular. With its mild climate and breathtaking scenery, it’s no wonder that this unique area is considered one of the best places to live. The region offers an incredibly varied landscape and the lifestyles that go with it. But whatever appeals to you — city lights, stunning shorelines or small-town charm — you can count on a few similarities across the Coastal Plain that spans east of I-95 to the Outer Banks: four distinct seasons, exceptional quality of life and weather that entices you outdoors.

Travel Staffing - About ECU Health


About ECU Health

ECU Health is a mission-driven, 1,708-bed academic health care system serving more than 1.4 million people in 29 eastern North Carolina counties. The not-for-profit system is comprised of 14,000 team members, nine hospitals and a physician group that encompasses over 1,100 academic and community providers practicing in over 185 primary and specialty clinics located in more than 110 locations.

Click below to review open travel nursing positions at each of our hospital locations.


Travel Staffing - FAQ


Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q: What is the ECU Health Travel Staffing Program (TSP)?

    A: The ECU Health Travel Staffing Program (TSP) is an in-house travel program that provides flexibility for short-term assignments in select positions at different locations across the health system. This program is open to external RN candidates. Current ECU Health team members are not eligible for participation.

  • Q: How do you classify TSP team members?

    A: Team members who are in the program are classified as temporary team members.

  • Q: Who is eligible for the program?

    External candidates must have:

    • A minimum of one year of nursing experience
    • A degree in nursing from an accredited school (BSN preferred)
    • Active, unrestricted NC or Compact RN License and primary source verification
    • American Heart Association BLS/ACLS certifications as appropriate for the position
    • Additional certifications and/or experience if required related to specialty unit requirements
    • Successfully meet all required conditions of employment

    Current or former ECU Health team members

    Must meet all criteria above, plus:

    • Minimum 92-day continuous separation period from ECU Health organization
    • Must have a “Meets Expectations” or higher on last appraisal at home hospital
    • Eligible for rehire status
  • Q: How long are assignments for TSP team members?

    A: Assignments are 13 weeks long, with opportunities to extend as needed in 13-week intervals for up to a year.

  • Q: What areas or departments do TSP team members serve?

    A: Any unit that meets the criteria for external travelers can also request TSP positions. This includes Medicine, Emergency, Critical Care, Operative Services, Oncology, Women's & Children's, Cardiac, Progressive Care, Behavioral Health and Rehabilitation units at our locations across eastern North Carolina.

  • Q: What makes the ECU Health TSP different?

    A: External candidates and former travelers interested in the program will have the opportunity for consistent work assignments as well as the ability to gain ECU Health employee benefits and tenure upon successful transition to a regular or part-time staff RN positon. Additional benefits include:

    • Temporary team member classification
    • No agency affiliation
    • Opportunity to directly hire into the organization
  • Q: Who can I contact with questions or to learn more?

    A: For additional information and resources, please email [email protected].